The Horse Personality

Portrait of a Horse Personality

Scientific Name

Equus ballus

Collective Term

A team of horses

"A little horseplay... the way best to enjoy a summer day!"

Horse personalities are those strong, capable people that breeze through life with envious ease, but a closer look at these free-spirited personalities finds surprisingly complicated individuals who are sensitive to criticism and hate to be ignored. That's why no one should say anything behind the horse's back; its sense of hearing is fiercely acute and its temper carries quite a kick.

The horse's strong physique is well maintained by physical activity, and their effervescent personalities exude personal charm and confidence. Sometimes, when others take advantage of their helpful spirit, horses react with predictable equine behavior - saddling up and running off without a word. Usually though, a long, solitary walk lets them blow off steam until they resume their good-natured demeanor.

Their social skills are at their best during twilight, when they gather with friends to ruminate and discuss the events of the day and long hikes and nature walks are among a horse's favorite pastimes. One of the defining characteristics of a horse personality is its enormous endurance, which is evident in their talent for long-distance running and capability for challenging physical work.

Horses enjoy all forms of activity, ranging from dancing and swimming to basketball and football, although they prefer team sports to solitary pursuits. Most are well traveled and insist on journeying in comfort, but rather than blazing new trails like the fox and wildcat personalities, horses prefer to frequent popular tourist destinations like their fellow herbivores the sheep and bison.

With their gregarious natures, these sturdy beasts generally rise to the top of their fields especially in sales and public relations positions but -- due to a lack of aggression -- are not natural leaders. They prefer to slipstream the leader and control events from behind the scenes. If they are to be found in the political arena, it is usually in a key advisory position and almost never as the person in the limelight.

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Famous Horse Personalities

Magic Johnson

For obvious reasons, many NBA stars are giraffe personalities. So what makes Magic Johnson a horse? His effervescence, agreeability, and generosity on the court (and off).

Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck made his name playing the broad-shouldered, capable guy-next-door in TV shows and movies. It's generally agreed that his real-life personality matched the horse persona perfectly too.

Careers & Hobbies

  • Sales

  • Politics

  • Public relations

  • Physical labor

  • Medicine

  • Law

  • Dancing

  • Hiking

  • Basketball

  • Golf

Best Mates for a Horse

All animal personalities relate to each other differently - some better than others! Here are the three best matches for a Horse.




A winning combination


Naturally delicious


Authentic friendship


Deep feelings


Soft and cuddly




Oh, happy day!


It's a romp in the hay

Animal Matchmaker

Choose any two animal personalities from the lists below and see how they match up.